Which plugins do you need on your site? Well, at a minimum we recommend only 2. And beyond that, we usually recommend that you use as few as you need to do what you want your site to do. Most WordPress sites get overloaded with plugins, leading to bloated code, slow page loading speeds, and security vulnerabilities. Don’t make that mistake. Stick to the plugins you actually need.

0:00 – Race of the Plugins
0:40 – Having the Right Tools
1:05 – Plugins you should always have
1:23 – Image Optimization
2:50 – Website Backup
3:45 – Plugins some sites should have
3:53 – SEO Plugin
4:41 – Security Plugin
5:35 – Contact Form Plugin
7:15 – Anti-Spam Plugin
8:28 – Duplicator Plugin
9:13 – Redirects Plugin
9:51 – Other Special Needs Plugins
10:29 – Plugin to Never Use – Social Sharing
11:26 – Another “sometimes” mention – Affiliate Plugin
12:27 – Optimizations that don’t need plugins

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19 thoughts on “These 2 WordPress Plugins Should Be on EVERY Blog (Plus 5 more you’ll probably need)

  1. I already know I missed several “sometimes” plugins. One that comes to mind is a plugin for embedding video. You don’t need one, since Gutenberg has a block for it and you could always just embed an iframe even in the classic editor. But Presto Player (https://prestoplayer.com/) has some really cool features that make it my go-to for any of my sites where I embed videos.

    What other plugins do you love that we didn’t cover?

    1. I had a big problem recently in elementor where different video plugins and they weren’t showing on the page when published

  2. I’ve heard quite a bit of debate about ‘table of contents’ plugins. What’s you guy’s thoughts on this? I have some longer posts, rank math suggests using a table of contents, I installed it and it looks OK but I’m wondering if it’s really needed or not.

  3. Hi Ricky, pls solve my problem.
    My question is, ‘does keyword “placement” in title tag affect ranking’ or we can place our keyword in ending of title ?

  4. As far as SEO plug-ins – how does RankMath compare with Yoast?

  5. Caching plugin. I prefer Litespeed but that’s on a case by case basis. However, Autoptimize or WP Rocket are good options.

  6. Did you speed up the video? Seems like someone tried to cut the video time but did that by increasing the speed by 20%? A little distracting

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